Three generations of Phi Beta Kappa! Mary Ellen Click Jenkins, M.D. (ΦBK, University Arkansas, 1955), John Keith Jenkins, M.D. (ΦBK, Vanderbilt, 1982), and John Kyle Jenkins (ΦBK, Rhodes College, 2015).
Catherine Trost Blackett was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Macalester College in 1980. Exactly 35 years later, her son James Blackett, was inducted into ΦBK at Occidental College, May 2015. Both graduated summa cum laude with BAs in Economics from liberal arts colleges. Catherine writes: “The icing on the cake is Jim’s great-grandfather (on […]
Sometimes Phi Beta Kappa membership skips a generation! Thomas H. Crichlow (ΦBK, Vanderbilt University, 1960) congratulates his granddaughter Caroline Crichlow-Ball (ΦBK, Washington & Lee University, 2015) on her graduation.
Leah North (ΦBK, Northwestern University, 2013) and James Carr North (ΦBK, Kansas State University, 1934). Leah writes to us, “My photo is a little different than the others in the album. This photo is of me long before I was elected with my great grandfather, James Carr North. My great grandfather instilled the importance of education in […]
Angelo Ricarte (ΦBK, University of California-Berkeley, 2013) and Eloisa Ricarte (ΦBK, University of California-Irvine, 1985). Eloisa is the proud mama who graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in psychology and a B.A. Spanish. Angelo is her son, who graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in astronomy and a B.S. in applied mathematics. He is […]
From left to right: June Matthews (ΦBK, Carleton College, 1960), Mildred Shapley Matthews (ΦBK, University of Michigan, 1936), and Martha Matthews (ΦBK, Swarthmore College, 1984). This photo was taken in Stockholm, Sweden in December, 2012 at a rather special occasion: the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to Mildred’s brother, Lloyd Shapley. Mildred, who has […]
Three generations of Steinbergs are Phi Beta Kappa! L-R: Donald Richard Steinberg, Princeton University 1984; his mother Phyllis Silver Steinberg, Hunter College 1950; Don’s daughter and Phyllis’ granddaughter, Deborah Gwen Steinberg, Vassar College, 2014.
Three generations of Phi Beta Kappa! Robert Scarrow, Oberlin College, 1980; Samuel Scarrow, University of Chicago, 2013; David Scarrow, Duke University, 1949.
Father-Daugher Phi Beta Kappas Robert Friedman (ΦBK, Columbia University, 1979) and Rebecca Friedman (ΦBK, Emory University, 2013)!
Three generations of Phi Beta Kappa women: Grandmother Elsa Jackman (ΦBK, St. Catherine’s, 1951), Ellen Doering (ΦBK, Hamline University, 2014), and Elen’s mom, Liz Jackman Doering (ΦBK, Gustavus Adolphus, 1983), at Ellen’s high school graduation. Ellen writes, “Elsa was very proud of her ΦBK membership, and this pride has been passed down through the generations.”
Frank and Ellen Sisson take their Phi Beta Kappa legacy very seriously — not only are they both ΦBK members, but so are all of their children! The Sisson family pictured left to right: Frank E. Sisson III, Colgate University ‘73; Ellen Taylor Sisson, University of Richmond ‘75; Frances H. Sisson, University of Richmond ‘13; […]
The Phi Beta Kappa grandchildren of a very proud grandmother, Nancy Johns O’Neal. Pictured L-R: Mary (Mimi) deBessonet McIntosh, University of Georgia ’06; Lear deBessonet, University of Virginia ’02; William James Childs, Davidson College ’04; Nancy Johns O’Neal, University of Texas ’46; Barron O’Neal Jr., Baylor University ’10. Her grandchildren write to us: “Our grandmother is one of the first […]